Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fethullah Gulen & Gulen Movement - by The Guardian

(Video Duration: 5 mins. 18 secs.)

Fethullah Gulen & Gulen Movement were covered by The Guardian.

[The following is a news excerpt from The Guardian]:

Logo: The Guardian
A hitherto largely unknown Turkish Islamic scholar, Fethullah Gülen, has been voted the world's top intellectual in a poll to find the leading 100 thinkers.

Gülen, the author of more than 60 books, won a landslide triumph after the survey - which is organized by the British magazine, Prospect, and Foreign Policy, a US publication - attracted more than 500,000 votes.

The top 10 individuals were all Muslim and included two Nobel laureates, the novelist Orhan Pamuk, who is also Turkish, at No 4, and the Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi, in 10th.

The result surprised organisers, who attributed it to a sustained campaign by Gülen's followers, known as the Gülen Movement, after Turkey's biggest-selling newspaper, Zaman, publicized the poll.